Cyclones in the NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars sign Jeremiah George


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Former Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George is on the move after getting picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The rookie linebacker tweeted the news on his official Twitter account. George was on the New York Jets’ practice squad after not making the final roster cuts at the end of preseason.

George wasn’t able to turn heads during preseason and wasn’t able to make it on the Jets after the team waived him to make some room on their roster to pick up other players. However, they wanted to keep him around just in case by signing him to the practice squad immediately after.

From Newsday:

"The Jets released George on Sept. 1 to make room for receiver Walter Powell, whom they claimed off waivers. But George (5-11, 234 pounds) and fellow rookie draft-pick Quincy Enunwa were signed to the practice squad the following day."

However, the Jaguars liked what they saw on film. While he’ll be a reserve linebacker to start at Jacksonville, there could be a chance that we could see George as early as this Sunday on an NFL field during special teams play.

The Jaguars also signed tight end Nic Jacobs.

George now joins four other former Cyclones — A.J. Klein, Kelechi Osemele, Ahtyba Rubin, and Leonard Johnson — in the NFL. There are still no skill players active on an NFL roster.